Here is a collection of my Toronto impressions. When I was planning my North America trip, I wanted to visit Toronto first and keep the highlight, New York, for the end. As it turned out, I had to put the cities the other way round and to be honest, I am glad that I did because Toronto turned out to be the highlight (don't get me wrong, New York is and will always be very special to me).
I found Toronto very different from Montreal (my only previous Canadian experience) and equally, if not more, pleasant. It's a vibrant, clean, and super friendly city. I immediately felt at home! I got the impression that people are highly civilised and enjoy a great quality of life there. I definitely want to return in the future but not before I have visited Vancouver, which will be my destination of choice when I will travel to Canada next. Hopefully this will materialise next year.
PS: the glass sculptures are by Dale Chihuly. His exhibition is on at the Royal Ontario Museum until January 2017.